CHINESE CONSULATE MAKES A DONATION
A major part of the provincial COVID-19 readiness planning is to ensure sustainable supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to meet expected patient and health care system needs.
In this endeavour, Providence Health Care is working closely with our health authority partners on mask supply and inventory management initiatives.
Photo caption: Dr. Anita Palepu, Head, Department of Medicine, PHC (left), accepts donated masks from Chinese Consulate representative Xintao Zheng in front of St. Paul’s Hospital.
Providence is also receiving numerous donation offers from community stakeholders, the public and other partners for medical supplies and other items, including food and monetary donations.
The Chinese Consulate pitched in this week by donating 300 masks (including N95 and surgical). Consulate representative Xintao Zheng personally dropped two boxes with a message from the Chinese government.
“All of us are in this fight together and we appreciate the hard work St. Paul’s Hospital and Providence staff are doing to keep all of us safe,” said Ms. Zheng. “This is just a small token of our appreciation. We hope to donate more supplies as we get them.”
Dr. Anita Palepu, Head, Department of Medicine, PHC, and UBC Head of Medicine, accepted the donation on behalf of PHC.
“It’s heartening to see everyone wanting to pitch in. Thank you to the Chinese Consulate for taking the time and making the effort to do what they can. Every little bit helps,” said Dr. Palepu.
As a reminder, donations to PHC are being accepted through two channels.
Donors interested in giving medical supplies are asked to please email SPHSiteAdmin@providencehealth.bc.ca with the following information:
1. Your name
2. Your contact information (email address & phone number)
3. Potential supplies available (e.g. masks, gloves, etc.)
For donating goods or services as gifts-in-kind to PHC, donors are asked to please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Subject line “Gift in Kind”
2. Your name
3. Your contact information (email address & phone number)
4. Potential supplies available (e.g. gift cards, meals, coffee, etc.)
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.